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Saturday, April 25, 2020

DIY Resin Letter Keychains

DIY Resin Letter Keychains are a fun way to customize your personal items!


We all know that I can't get enough glitter, so my daughter and I worked together to make a glittery keychain of her initial packed with glitter in her favorite color to add to her book bag. These Resin Letter Keychains are a simple project for resin beginners, and are a lot of fun to make for yourself or to give as a gift. If you're looking for something unique to add to a bag or backpack, or to hook to your keys, these keychains are the perfect size!

New to resin? Be sure to check out Resin 101: Getting Started with Resin!

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To make these Resin Letter Keychains, you will need these supplies:


Prepare the EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy according to package directions. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area and wear disposable gloves. Pour in equal parts of resin and hardener to the mixing cup.

Slowly stir the resin mixture together with a stir stick for two minutes. Pour the resin into a clean mixing cup, and stir the resin again for another minute or two with a clean stir stick. Add a drop or two of resin dye, and sprinkle in a generous amount of glitter. Stir together until evenly incorporated.


Slowly pour the resin into the letter of your choice from the alphabet silicone mold. Pop any bubbles that rise to the top using a lighter or by blowing through a straw.


Leave the resin to cure in an undisturbed, well ventilated area for 24 hours. You will know that the resin is completely cured when it is no longer tacky to the touch.

*To make a two-toned letter keychain, split the mixed resin into two cups. Then add different dyes and glitters to each cup. Pour a little bit of each resin color in different ends of the mold, alternating until the mold is filled.


To be able to attach a keyring, you will need to make a hole in the top of the resin letter. I used a drill and a small drill bit. If you can't or don't want to do this, you could glue a bail to the back using a strong craft glue instead.


Hook a large jump ring through the hole in the resin, and then attach a keyring.

Now you can hook the Resin Letter Keychains to anything you want! You can use them for your own keys, or make some for your kids to attach to their backpacks! These keychains would also make great gifts for friends and family!

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This post originally appeared on the Resin Crafts Blog.

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  1. Another fun resin project! Pinned.

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  2. When I make my earrings, the edges are sharp when hardened. Do you sand the edges or is there a better way to make them smooth?

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    1. Hi Sharon! If it's just a couple of small areas, you can cut the sharp edges away with a craft knife. If it's around the entire project, you can sand the edges with extra fine sandpaper, and then spray them with some clear sealant afterwards to bring the gloss back.

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